BESD (Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties) is by far the biggest issue facing teachers today. This guide will challenge and revolutionise current thinking on behaviour management, breaking down BESD students into three main categories - those who can't learn (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), those who won't learn (Oppositional Defiant Disorder) and those who simply don't care whether they learn or not (Conduct Disorder). Brimming with practical examples and containing a unique 'contract' template that teachers can use for their most difficult students, this guide should prove invaluable reading for frazzled teachers everywhere.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Chapter 1: Trouble-shooting Challenging Behaviour; Chapter 2: Can't Learn (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder); Chapter 3: Won't Learn (Oppositional Defiant Disorder); Chapter 4: Don't Care (Conduct Disorder); Chapter 5: The Definitive Behaviour Management Model; Chapter 6: Trouble-shooting in Action: Behaviour Action Contracts; Chapter 7: Trouble-shooting in Action: Bullying and Anger Management; Chapter 8: Trouble-shooting in Action: Safer School Partnerships; Chapter 9: Trouble-shooting in Action: The Role of Alternative Treatments; Chapter 10: Trouble-shooting in Action: Child Depression, Counselling and Coaching; Chapter 11: Trouble-shooting in Action: Learning Behaviour and the Role of Parents; Chapter 12: Resilience Factors for Students and Staff Student profiles; Appendix.
Fintan J. O'Regan was Head of the only specialist school in the UK for teaching and managing ADHD. He is also Education Director of ADD Information Services, the national parent support group for children and families concerned with ADHD issues.